Albany Man Dies in Farm Accident


An Albany man has died in a farm accident.

At just after 10am Tuesday, the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office received a call about a missing individual on a farm in St. Martin Township. The caller stated they could not find their son and believed he may have fallen into a grain bin.

The Sheriff’s Office says the St. Martin Fire Department worked diligently in the grain bin, which was 3/4 full of corn. They recovered 35-year-old Brandon Schaefer from the bin and he was transported to the Paynesville Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Preliminary investigation revealed Schaefer was working in the grain bin to loosen up the frozen corn when he fell in and was buried.


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